I used this as an anti-tank laser in my first game but on closer examination I've decided that it looks more like a missile launcher.
A compact, magazine-fed missile launcher gives a strong anti-tank punch against armoured vehicles, though this can be susceptible to active countermeasures such as detonation fields employed by more advanced opponents. An important secondary use of this weapon system is creating fighting suit-sized points of entry into buildings and destroying enemy strongpoints.
Weapons: ATGM launcher
TL 3 Heavy AP:4 / AT:4 (H)
Negates ERA, deck attack, -1 to Active Point Defence (TW rules are unclear here, is that -1 to die type or -1 to die roll? I'm assuming it's probably the latter.)
This is my second support unit, sporting a rather nice flamethrower.
A flame projector has proved a particularly effective weapon for use against infantry and in tunnel fighting (where the flames consume much of the oxygen, severely degrading the performance of enemy troops without breathing apparatus). It can also prove effective against softskin vehicles.
Weapons: Flame thrower
TL2 AP:6 / AT:3 (M)
Intimidating weapon (unit that is fired upon must make morale check to avoid being suppressed, regardless of whether attack is successful).
Note: info in both the TW & FoF rule books is a bit contradictory on this. I've gone for this being an infantry-sized weapon rather than the vehicle mounted one, mainly because of the small fuel canisters. Ranges of the vehicle weapon are different in the main text (12") and ranges in the box-out (16"), but the example M2FT "Pyro" armoured fighting suit at the end of the book feature flamethrower with a range of 10"! I've just used the stats for that weapon but with range set at 8".
My first use of the fighting suits didn't go particularly well because I forgot about the "stealth" ability I'd given them! You can read about it here. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try them again soon. In the meantime, here are a couple of comparison pictures showing a Cyclops with some of the forces alongside which they'll be fighting.
|Cyclops and Marine technician for size comparison|
|Another comparison shot...|
|L-R: GZG Gurkha, GZG NAC Marine, The Scene Battle Robot , GZG NAC power armour (old style & new style), GZG Cyclops|